Monday, January 4, 2010

Come on baby, light my fire!

Happy New Year everyone! I hope that 2010 is a fantastic year for all of us. Let's start the year off in a positive way with an easy go green step. Instead of automatically turning the heat up every time you get cold, try putting on an extra layer of clothes or wrapping up in another blanket. I know this might get cumbersome, but it's what people did before they had electricity. If you are lucky enough to have a working fireplace, by all means use it. I would LOVE to have a fireplace in my condo. Keeping your blinds open during the day can also raise the temperature in your house.

There's just no need to make a habit out of always turning the thermostat up when you are cold when they are plenty of other ways to stay warm this winter. I am blessed to live on the 20th floor of a high rise and have not had to turn on my heat so far. Don't you just love when warm air rises? I know I will pay the price during the sweltering heat of summer, but for now, I am staying toasty warm inside.

If all else fails, cozy up to a loved one and use body heat to stay warm :)
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1 comment:

Brett P said...

There are definitely benefits to living on an upper floor. I'm in the fourth floor of a five-story building and it's great in the winter.